It’s time to talk rides for 2018! Want to plan something for the Ypsilanti area? An espresso ride? Brewery Tour? Dirt road ride? Little kid bike meander? Historic places of Ypsilanti ride? We got you. Come talk.


Sunday, February 25th, 4-6 PM
Maiz Mexican Cantina, Fiesta Room, 36 East Cross Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48198


You must reserve a seat (free, of course) by using this link to register on EventBrite.


Thanks, Your 2017 Bike Ypsi HUB,

Kristen Cuhran Fuller, Georgina Hickey, and Ryan Jordan



Changes/New Items for Agenda?

Year in review (2017)

-round up of rides (# rides/riders – Bike Yps Hub)
-Finances (Clay?)

Ride Scheming and Dreaming for 2018
– Website & Facebook policy/procedure for having an event (Kristen)
– Bike Ypsi Spring Ride
– 2018 Calendar. Who wants to plan what?

Bike-related developments you should know about
– I-94 Bridge update (Nathan Voght/Georgina)
– Ypsi Bike Co-op (Ryan McGavock)
– Bike Alliance Meeting (Ryan Jordan/Georgina)
– EMU Bike share (Nathan Voght)

Bike Ypsi HUB elections



Sunday, February 25th, 4-6 PM
Maiz Mexican Cantina, Fiesta Room
36 East Cross Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48198


The When:

Friday, January 1, 2018
12:30am (yes… 30 minutes after midnight!)

The Where:

Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery, 720 Norris St, Ypsilanti

The What:

Start the year off right by riding in the first hour of the New Year! Ride leaves promptly at 12:30am as it will be too cold to wait around. Ride on low traffic residential streets. Lights (front and rear) mandatory. Ride will be around 6 miles long and take around 30-45 minutes. The start location is The Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery so people can warm up inside before the ride starts (and participate in ABC’s New Year’s Eve party). Ride leader is Bob at 734-649-6283 or [email protected]

December 17, 2017

7:00 pm

Arbor Brewing Company – Ypsilanti (Corner Brewery), 720 Norris Street, Ypsilanti


This year both a short (4-5 miles) and “little longer” (8-10 miles) bicycle ride will take place through Ypsilanti’s residential neighborhoods to view holiday light displays from your bike. Socializing afterward at the Corner Brewery. All riders should have working front and rear lights. Ride leader is Bob at 734-487-9058 or [email protected].


October 14th, 2017

10:30 am

Ypsilanti Farmers Market in Depot Town, Ypsilanti, MI 48197


Meet up at 10:30 am, launch at 11:00 am


Leisurely but educational one hour ride using bike lanes, paved paths and the Border to Border Trail. Come earlier to get have Ypsi Bike Co-op help you get your bike in order, 9:00 am-11:00 am.


Helmets strongly encouraged. This ride is aimed at helping adult riders get more comfortable pedaling in our community and is not designed for kids riding solo on bikes.

September 9, 2017
10 AM
Leaves from: Ypsilanti Depot Town Farmers Market at 100 Rice Street
Ends at: Cultivate Coffee House at 307 N River Street


Join Growing Hope and Bike Ypsi for a bicycle tour and stories of some of Ypsilanti’s best gardens! Come early to get your bike tuned up!


Tour de Fresh 2017 is a group bike tour that highlights the local food system in the Ypsilanti community. Bikers see and learn about positive projects impacting the city including farmers markets, community gardens, urban micro-farms, local honey projects, home vegetable gardens and more.


This year we will be focusing on garden and gardeners with amazing food stories to share that highlight the importance of sustainable food production and healthy food access in Ypsilanti. This event presented to you by Growing Hope and Bike Ypsi.


$10-$25 Sliding Scale


The ride meets at 10 am, from the Ypsilanti Depot Town Farmers Market at 100 Rice st, Ypsilanti, MI and will end approximately at 2 pm at Cultivate Coffee House at 307 N River St, Ypsilanti.

Oct 15, 2017

1:00 pm

Leaves from: Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery, Norris Street
Ends at: Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery, Norris Street


Back for it’s eleventh year!  2 routes: one dirt roads, one paved roads. Route length TBD.


Leaves from Corner Brewery (Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery), returns there at the end. Feel free to stay for socializing afterward if you like – it’s highly likely there will be folks hanging around afterwards in the beer garden.


Rides launch at 1pm from Arbor Brewing Microbrewery. Come earlier to sign in and get yourself set up.


As with all our rides, helmets are strongly encouraged for everyone, and mandatory for riders under 16 (state law, people). Any minors who join us must ride with a parent or guardian.


Note: this is a longer paved route than usual for a “main route”. We’ll break into groups – faster will be 15-16mph average. Expect to ride for 1.75 -3 hours depending on your group’s pace.


Can you help spread the word? Download these fliers:



October 21, 2017
3 PM
Leaves from: Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery, Norris Street
Ends at: Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery, Norris Street


A seasonal favorite returns again in 2017: Cider and Donuts.
  • Out-and-back route, so we’ll roll out together as a group at 3pm.
  • Return as you like, at whatever pace or grouping appeals to you and your (potentially) cider-and-donut-filled belly.
  • Bring $ for treats at the orchard (and bags, if you plan to haul some home).
As always, with Bike Ypsi rides:
  • Helmets are strongly encouraged for everyone.
  • Helmets are required for riders under 16, including kids in trailers.
  • Minors should have an adult riding with them at all times.

This is a self-supported ride with no sag, so pump your tires up at home, bring water and, ideally, have a patch kit with you.
The route is 99% paved (the last 1/8 mile to the orchard is a dirt road, but smooth and totally road-bike-able)

Oct 21 for Cider and Donuts (3pm) — rain date for Cider ride is Oct 22.




Update: *Taco Tour Ten is Sold Out* Thank you for your interest!

September 17, 2017
Varied roll-out times, see below.

Leaves from: Frog Island parking lot, 699 Rice Street

Ends at: Cultivate Coffee House, 307 N River Street


It’s Taco Tour time again!! This is now the Tenth Taco Tour and you are invited to join in the fun.


Tacos, bikes, beer, what more could you want?

How about a new taco? How about a real Taco truck? How about great beer?


Each ride will swing by GO! Ice Cream for a “Choco Taco.” The Choco Taco is an exclusive treat just for the Tour featuring dairy-free chocolate sorbet in a taco/waffle shell, dressed with chocolate glaze, dusted with chili spice!    


On the longer routes you will be served by a real Taco Truck.


Then, we will finish at Cultivate Coffee and Tap House to savor the best beer selection in Ypsilanti!!! The first beverage is included, and subsequent beer is $1 off! Coffee, tea and wine options also.


Here are this year’s choices:


Townie : $ 20.   6 MILES in Ypsilanti only

             3 tacos, 1 choco-taco, 1 custom bandanna, 1 beverage at Cultivate.


Traditional : $30.   17 MILES starting in Ypsi and looping to Platt Road and back

              6 tacos, 1 choco-taco, 1 custom bandanna, 1 beverage at Cultivate.


Torture : $35.    30 MILES starting in Ypsi and looping to west Ann Arbor and back

              9 tacos, 1 choco-taco, 1 custom bandanna, 1 beverage at Cultivate.


The really Hungry Riders can get extra taco tokens for $2 apiece, the Choco-taco token is $3.50


Kids who ride with a supervising adult can use extra taco tokens at $2 apiece without buying the full package.  Extra Bandanna is $5.


Update: *Taco Tour Ten is Sold Out* Thank you for your interest!

Important !!!

Our start and finish are different this year.

New Starting Point:  Frog Island parking lot. 699  Rice Street.

New Finish – Cultivate Coffee and Tap House. 307 N. River Street.

These are both in Depot Town, only a block apart. Please park cars at Frog Island, as River street parking is inadequate.


Sign-in and group assignment for event begins at 11:30 day of event, Sunday, September 17th.

Park at Frog Island, sign-in, and join your group, ride and enjoy!


Torture Tour rolls out at 12:30

Traditional rolls out at 1pm  

Townie rolls out at 1:15


Questions? Email Taco Tom at tom at tacotom dot net

BY Sping Ride 17
Time to launch the 2017 cycling season!
Join Bike Ypsi for our annual spring ride and party in the park. The Bike Ypsi Spring Ride and Festival is the perfect event to jump start your summer of cycling. With guided rides for all skill levels, local bike shops to get your bike road ready, and no shortage of friends, food, and fun.
They will be several ride lengths and multiple groups for the main route (15ish miles) and the long route (30ish miles). More details on this will be posted closer to the event.
Registration begins at 9am and rides start rolling at 10am. Last out will be the family ride (very slow, 3 miles), leaving at 11am. All rides with have Bike Ypsi guides, as well as a support vehicle, and will focus on promoting safe, smart, fun riding.
All of the rides will be on paved roads of varying quality and traffic. If you are not comfortable riding on the road, please join the family ride.
Helmets are strongly recommended for all riders and mandatoty (state law) for all riders under 16. All minors must be accompanied on any ride by a parent/guardian.
The free BBQ with food provided for the cyclists by local companies will start around noon!
Recreation Park
1015 North Congress
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
If you would like to volunteer or to be a ride guide, please message us – we’d love to have you join us! [email protected] 


The When:

Monday, December 19th, 2016;  7pm

The Where:

Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery, 720 Norris St, Ypsilanti

The What:

This year both a short ride (4-5 miles) and a “little longer” ride (8-10 miles) will take place through Ypsi residential neighborhoods to view Christmas light displays from your bike. Socializing afterward at the Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery (Norris and Forest in Ypsi). All riders should have working front and rear lights.


Ride leader is Bob at 734-487-9058 or [email protected]

Sunday, October 30th, 2016, 7pm
Arbor Brewing Company, 720 Norris Street, Ypsilanti


Lets go for a spooky ride on the Border To Border Trail though some dark wooded sections! Headlight and rear light required. Ride will take around 45 minutes at a casual pace, and mostly using off-road paved paths but some street riding. Costumes not required but encouraged. Post ride socializing at Arbor Brewing Company.


Questions? Contact Bob at 734-487-9058 or [email protected]

Join us for a ride out to Plymouth Orchard for cider and donuts. We will be traversing mostly dirt roads. The route is about 18 miles round trip.
As with all our events, we encourage helmet use. Helmets mandatory for riders under 16 in the state of Michigan. Minors should be riding with an adult who will stay with them for the entire ride.


This ride will be largely self-supporting, though we intend to ride in groups. Please be sure your bike is in good working order before you come out and be prepared with a phone, money, and a flat changing kit.



Sunday, Oct 30, 1:00pm


Leaves from Corner Brewery parking lot – 720 Norris, Ypsilanti, MI


via a trinity of magics – pedalling of the bicycle, drinking of the cider, and eating of the donuts


because donuts.  let’s not overthink this.